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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 2 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
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With a wide variety of techniques, I try to help the actor develop themselves as an artist. Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, Strasberg and other techniques will be studied and applied to help the actor find the right techniques that work for them.
I create safe supportive environments, with the accent on individuality and personal attention. My lessons are designed around the individual’s needs, desires, goals and personality so no two lessons are the same. Sessions are designed specifically to allow you to grow at your own pace; I am here to help you along on that wonderful and exciting journey towards being a master of your craft.
Whether it is improv, film, on camera, commercial or musical theater work I feel it is my job to provide you with the tools for developing your skills and get you well on your way to acquiring the knowledge you need to tap into your special talents and improve your self-confidence and stage presence.

About Kelly

First Opera instructor to Laura Bretan, America's Got Talent 2016 GOLDEN Buzzer winner and youngest Opera Star. I feel there is a great deal of talent in the youth of today, and that it is my job to provide a knowledge and understanding of how to best use that talent. I try my best to provide a

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Alexis W.
Great. Very personable and easy to relax with. Great exercises and homework I feel is doable as my first ever vocal lesson. Can't wait for my next session :)
Junie
My 5 year old daughter has become a stronger dancer with Ms. Kelly as she builds up for her recital. We are truly lucky to find such a dedicated and talented teacher.
Tracey
I was very lucky to have found Kelly. I had always dreamed of having artistic talent but I am not a naturally good singer. Within two years, I have gone from singing in the shower to having developed to stage performance. Kelly has taught me so much from the artistic expression of singing to the mechanics of turning my voice into an instrument. She has an incredible ability to listen to my voice and pinpoint the exact adjustment I need to make it sound great. She's such a fun person to be around that I always look forward to my next lesson. Her positive attitude and approach is also a testament to her high level of professionalism. She provides feedback that is positive. but also helps me improve She is the perfect combination of teacher and coach and I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in singing.
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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
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All ages, beginners welcome! I am a drama teacher as well as voice instructor. Musical theatre my specialty. Improv comedy experience.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1998
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Chrissy S.

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Learn how to act on stage and in front off the camera! No age limits!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Barry M.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Jazz Voice from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Barry M.

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About Barry

Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, cateri

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Annette
'Excellent!
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Mariah D.
Barry is a phenomenal teacher. He is very patient and passionate about teaching. I look forward to my future classes with him.
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Dax L.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 6 to 88
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree from William Paterson University
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Dax L.

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Hello! I'm Dax L., As a coach, my approach is kind, down to earth, and non-judgemental, but I make sure to give constructive criticism because without it, you cannot and will not improve. I have studied with a wide array of different acting coaches. I am also a producer, director, and screenwriter. Now having finally had the privilege of being the casting director for the film I produced, I have invaluable knowledge to share with you on what to do and what not to do when auditioning (both self-tapes and in person) if you choose to make one of our lessons an industry coaching lesson. For acting coaching, I have helped actors have that "WOW it finally makes sense" moment, where they understand what they had been lacking all along.. unpredictability! In my opinion, the things an actor needs to do to stand out in an audition is be unpredictable, believable, and fully focused. I am super excited to team up with TakeLessons and I hope to be your new coach!

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About Dax

Dax Lily is available for online lessons in the categories of teaching acting to beginners, teaching acting specifically for the camera, teaching actor’s and performers how to stand out on social media as well as organically grow their social media presence. Dax has been acting for over 19 years a

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Yaritza
Great acting coach! She is a great listener and easy to talk too, she helps you understand your character and how too bring it to life, always look forward to her classes!
Colin
Great teacher! Has been extremely helpful preparing me for my roles!
James B.
Dax was an amazing instructor. I've trained for a couple of years and I have already learned so much with the first session. I look forward to our next session.

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"He is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated! No at all intimidating. I am just excited to have something fun in my life."
Jennifer
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"The class was awesome!!
Catherine gave my daughter good acting lessons and gave a positive energy and courage as well.
My daughter had fun and she is already looking forward to the next lesson."
Eunran
Took Acting lessons from Catherine W.
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"Emily is a skilled actor with a friendly, approachable way of communicating with students."
Fiona
Took Acting lessons from Emily M.
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"Liza was really nice."
Gabriella
Took Acting lessons from Liza M.
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"Shauna is an amazing, transformational teacher. She has knowledge of a range of performance genres, styles and techniques, and is an extremely supportive teacher. I have been learning from Shauna for several years now and plan to continue learning from her--I would highly recommend!"
Jordana
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Kelsey is a great instructor . She brought out the emotions I thought I didn't have. She made me feel relaxed and I had fun with her teaching style. Thank you Kelsey. You are the best instructor ever"
Mary-Martha
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Truly one of the most fun experiences I’ve had learning acting! Such an enjoyable and comforting environment to be in. I’ve learned so much as a beginning actor and would absolutely recommend anyone to him. You will for sure get your money’s worth!!"
Nicholas
Took Acting lessons from J W.
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"Very comfortable atmosphere. Rebecca is very personable and I want to bring my other daughter for lessons."
Coral
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Today we finally got into the meat and potatoes of my voice acting skills. Glenn was great at directing me for a better read. I was very pleased with my lesson."
Iris
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"Excellent instructor so far! :)"
Daltha
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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